Thursday, February 16, 2012

Twisted Metal: The Movie?

According to Deadline, Sony Pictures has made a preemptive 7-figure deal with Brian Taylor (co-director of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) to write and direct a live action adaptation of the video game Twisted Metal. Avi and Ari Arad will produce the film based on the video game that has been published various times on different consoles by Sony. The best selling video games coincidentally released The newest version of the game last Wednesday for PlayStation 3.


The film will 'revolve around an underground event that pits a number of combatants in a fight to the death. They are outfitted in armored weaponized cars that are pimped out with heavy weaponry that includes missiles and machine guns. Some drop mines or launch electrical charges. The proprietor of the race is Calypso, a string-puller dedicating to examining the human condition, such as what makes a peaceful man violent, what terrifies a violent man and who will make a Faustian bargain in which they risk their lives. The sole survivor will get any wish granted.
Sources indicate that characters from the game will be included such as 'Sweet Tooth, a homicidal clown who drives an ice cream truck, and Doll Face, a young woman who is trapped behind a porcelain mask and who drives an 18-wheeler.'


I'm curious (and a little excited) to see what comes out of this project.
I played the Original games when I was younger and I always had a good time. I think it will be cool to see it on the big screen (although Hollywood hardly ever makes any good movies that are based on video games)

Come to think of it... this is kinda like Death Race...

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